Believe it or not, Father’s Day is right around the corner. Sandwiched between Mother’s Day and July 4th it’s often times a holiday the garners a less attention than it’s counterparts – partially because as guys we’re not picky and would much rather spend the day outdoors on the course, at the beach, or at the barbecue relaxing for a change. And you know what? There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s here, though, where we asked ourselves what gifts would best fit this sort of relaxed attitude toward a holiday that oftentimes coincides with the official first day of summer.
What follows is the result of such efforts – embracing the vast spectrum of fatherly activities well spent by the old man. As we all know, deep down he’s really not expecting anything extravagant, but why not surprise him this year with something different, unique, and useful? Sounds like a great idea right? Well, just have a look at some of the following picks and see for yourself. Odds are there’s more than one gem for pops in there somewhere.
Nixon Base Tide Pro
Complete with 550 pre-programmed tides along with sunrise/sunset locations, Nixon’s Base Tide Pro is a fine surf watch for fans of all aquatic activities. Each durable timepiece is also housed within a 100-meter water-resistant TR90 case, boasts three different alarms, a countdown timer, and chronograph with split function for good measure.
Harry’s Winston Set
Functioning as a complete shaving set in a box, life doesn’t get much easier than this for the clean-shaven dad. Each kit includes a durable Winston handle, three German-engineered blade cartridges, foaming shave gel, and a travel cover to keep your blades protected.
The Nomadik Adventure Subscription Box
Give the gift of monthly subscriptions this year to your outdoor-friendly dad via The Nomadik. Each month, the handy subscription service delivers quality outdoor gear right to your doorstep – all in one box and ready for use.
Sneerwell Salty Old Bastard Flask
Nothing wrong with keeping a flask on hand for special occasions. And with this “Salty Old Bastard” flask from Sneerwell, dad will sure get a kick out of this gift each and every time he takes a sip.
Shinola Rocks Glasses
When the time comes to settle down and have a glass of bourbon with the old man, what better way to do so than with a set of the Sinola rocks glasses? Each set of four is made here in the USA, are machine cut on a traditional diamond wheel, and polished to a brilliant shine.
The Golfer’s Journal
For the golfer, this beautiful quarterly magazine is filled to the brim and professional-grade photography, journalism and looks great enough to live on the coffee table for months to come.
Heimplanet Monolith Dopp kit
Odds are the old man is still traveling with that outdated Dopp kit from years ago. So, with that in mind, you might as well hook him up with one of these handy and sleek upgrades from Monolith. Each piece is made from 840D ballistic nylon and TPU coated 840D ballistic nylon as well as an internal organizational system for those even smaller items.
Machine Era Field Pen
Despite the decline of the old pen-and-paper analog lifestyle, it doesn’t change the fact that keeping an EDC pen on your person is a solid choice each and every day. We’ll bet money the old man feels the same way too.
American bench Craft Hemingway Journal
If keeping a pen on your person is necessary, then it would behoove you to carry a journal of some sort as well. Here, we have an ideal gift for the note-taking father, complete with a premium full-grain leather construction, metal rivets, and USA-made composition.
Taylor Stitch Short Sleeve Jack
Time to embrace that summer warmth – or at least let dad do so. Luckily, Taylor Stitch makes this easy with their Short Sleeve Jack. Each shirt is made with 85% organic cotton, 15% hemp, and looks great all summer long. An ideal BBQ shirt without a doubt.
Silver Piston Buffalo Nickel Zippo Lighter
Imagine what a custom soldered Zippo lighter would look like and odds are you’ll come pretty close to this handsome heirloom piece. Each Zippo rendition is also made right here in the USA, and features a unique oxidized finish as well.
Iffley Road Brighton 8” Running Shorts
As an ideal pair of running shorts, this technical pair from Iffley Road is made from fine Italian fabric and comes complete with two side pockets, as well as a soft mesh brief for additional comfort on the track.
Keeping a hatchet on hand around the homestead and at the campsite is imperative. So, if the old man’s is looking a bit rough for wear, Barebones has the perfect solution. Best of all, each hatchet comes equipped with a waxed canvas sheath, weighs in at 3.75 lbs, and features a high-carbon steel blade.
Sea to Summit Alpha Pot Cookset
Cooking in the outdoors doesn’t have to be a pain. Luckily Sea to Summit’s Alpha Pot Set is positioned help you cook 5-star meals by the campfire all summer long. Time to let pops’ chef skills shine through.
Outerknown Apex Trunk
Designed and tested by The Goat himself, Outerknown’s all-new Apex Trunk is built with 86% recycled polyester made from old plastic bottles and features bonded stitch-free seams, 4-way stretch, and a classic fit. A no-brainer for dad this summer.
American Bench Craft Rescued Army Surplus Bag
It’s no surprise the US Army knows how to build gear positioned to last for years to come. Which is why we chose this genuine American military surplus duffel bag as an ideal carry-all item for dad. Each piece features metal rivets, leather suitcase-style carry straps, is made right here in the USA and boasts an internal side pocket to keep smaller items within arm’s reach.
BRNLY SlingPop Pocket Slingshot
Let dad be a kid again with this pocket slingshot from BRNLY. Each piece is built from 6061-T6 anodized aluminum, features a built-in bottle opener, is made right here in the USA, and comes standard with fifty 5mm ball bearings.
Aer Duffel Pack 2
With such positive response to their first iteration, San Francisco-based AER went ahead and released a second version of their handy duffel pack. A hybrid gym-work bag at it’s finest, each Duffel Pack comes complete with all manner of accessory pockets, a spacious main compartment, and even a ventilated shoe compartment for good measure.
Filson Weatherproof Trucker Wallet
A Gallantry exclusive, Filson’s Weatherproof Trucker Wallets are built from highly durable 4/5 oz harness leather vegetable tanned leather by Wicket & Craig – a proprietary boot-grade material that’s resistant to rain, snow, and saltwater. They’re also made right here in the USA and are sure to last a lifetime.
Best Made Co Workshop Clock
For the at-home office or garage, Best Made’s Workshop Clock is a great addition to any home. It’ll time work hours if you want, or leave things well enough alone to relieve any pressure to get things done in a certain amount of time. The choice is yours – or dads in this case.
Danner Stronghold Boots
If the old man is still working hard, there are few boot brands out there that can compete with what Danner has to offer. Here, we have their iconic Stronghold Boot. Each pair features a full-grain leather upper, a 100% Danner Dry waterproof barrier, EH Protection, a non-metallic toe, and Vibram SPE midsole for good measure. A fine work boot without a doubt.
Highland Park The Dark 17-Year Single Malt
If you already have the glassware, there’s little doubt in our mind that dad will shy away from a bottle of great scotch. And if you’re wondering where to begin, Highland Park’s The Dark is a great place to start. That is if he’s a fan of peat.
MWC A-11 WWII Military Watch
Paying tribute to the timepiece that helped Allied Forces win the war, this recreation of the iconic WWII watch is a sure-fire hit for any fan of military history.
Leica Sofort Instant Camera
Help the old man revisit his photography game this year. Leica’s Sofort Instant Camera is a great place to start. Each camera allows for both visual creativity while reducing the standard learning curve, and comes standard with a 60mm lens.
Coldsmoke Khamsin Chore Coat
Based off the 19th-century staple, Coldsmoke’s new Chore Coat is a piece of reliable workwear and a stylish evening jacket all in one. Each piece is also made from Schoeller Feelgood 3XDRY Technology making it water repellant on the outside, moisture wicking on the inside, and comfortable as hell throughout.
Vaurnet The Dude Sunglasses
As a rehashed version of the famed 03 model that entered into fame upon the silver screen in The Big Lebowski, The Dude sunglasses boasts both style, durability, and a bit of nostalgic attitude toward one of the Coen Brother’s most cult classic flicks.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Earset
Whether he’s on the treadmill or simply trying to block out the shenanigans happening at home, dad will be glad you hooked him up with this pair of wireless earphones built from premium materials and boasts up to 5 hours of battery life.
Yeti Hopper Two 40 Cooler
No secrets here. Yeti builds some of the most rugged and durable coolers around. And this soft option is no different – complete with 100% leakproof construction and the capacity to comfortably house up to 34 cans of beer.
Traxxas RC Trail Crawler
He may not own the real thing but here’s the chance for dad to get his off-road fix right from the comfort of the backyard. This 1/10th scale RC Trail Crawler comes equipped with a highly-detailed Land Rover body, waterproof electronics, and a powerful 21T Titan 550 motor.
Fuego F24C Propane Gas Grill
Keep the grilling tradition alive this year. However, maybe it’s time to upgrade his current setup to something a little more professional – like this Propane Gas Grill from Fuego. Each piece features 525 square inches of grilling space and a sleek design help to round things out.